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Walk up Beinn Alligin

One of the Torridon ‘Big Three’, Beinn Alligin is a classic round and includes the Munros of Tom na Gruagaich and Sgurr Mhor. Walk up Beinn Alligin Route Description Park in the large car park approximately 3km to the west of Torridon village Cross the road and take the path on the west (left hand) …

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Walk up Glas Bheinn

Walk up Glas Bheinn

At 776m Glas Bheinn achieves Corbett status and proudly faces its better known neighbour Quinag to the west. There are two routes up Glas Bheinn. The first is a long and arduous slog from Inchnadamph at the head of Loch Assynt. The second is this one; a short and steep initial ascent followed by a …

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Walk up Stiperstones – Manstone Rock & Devils Chair from The Bog

Walk up Stiperstones – Manstone Rock & Devils Chair from The Bog

The Stiperstones are a distinctive hill in Shropshire’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Formed some 480 million years ago, during the last ice age the summit stood out above the glaciers and was subject to constant freezing and thawing which shattered the quartzite into a mass of jumbled scree surrounding several residual rocky tors. This area is easily accessible, …

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The Ullswater Way - Pooley Bridge to Aira Force

The Ullswater Way

Opened in 2015, the Ullswater Way connects shoreline paths, woodland trails, farmland and popular lakeside villages to loop around Ullswater Lake in the English Lake District. The route includes the villages of Pooley Bridge, Patterdale and Glenridding. The entire route is 20 miles (32 km) but can be walked in shorter sections by using Ullswater …

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Walk up Caw Fell, Haycock, Scoat Fell and Steeple from Ennerdale

Just west of Pillar summit, Caw Fell, Haycock, Scoat Fell and Steeple sit in a secluded corner of the Lake District. Ennerdale in Lake District’s Western Fells, with crystal clear waters and dense conifers, has almost an alpine appearance. This route showcases Ennerdale at its best, following shoreline paths, climbing between the trees and reaching …

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Walk up Low Fell and Fellbarrow

Walk up Low Fell and Fellbarrow

The Lake District’s North Western Fells of Low Fell and Fellbarrow are often mistakenly dismissed; there are higher and more dramatic fells close by, but these lesser known Wainwrights offer some of the best views in the Lake District. Starting in Thackthwaite, a tiny village in the northern Lakes, the route follows an easy footpath …

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Walk up Latrigg from Keswick

Walk up Latrigg from Keswick

Despite being one of the lowest in the Lake District, this little fell offers stunning, panoramic views of Derwent Water, Keswick and the northern fells. After leaving Keswick town centre, the route up Latrigg follows a well-defined path to steadily climb to the summit. At the moment, this is a linear walk as paths through …

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Keen Men’s Karraig Boot Review

Dave Roberts reviews the Karraig Boots by Keen. The Men’s Karraig Boot by Keen are a sturdy bit of kit designed for backpacking and mountain walking: For adventures deep in the backcountry, dependable comfort is key. This waterproof backpacking boot features board-lasted construction for added stability plus a heel brake for extra support on the …

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The Mosedale Horseshoe

There are a few Mosedales in the Lake District and this one is the daddy of them all. By Lakeland, the Mosedale hidden beyond Wastwater is wild and remote. The only vehicular access to the valley is via Wasdale Head which can be a challenge in itself, especially if you’re not a fan of winding …

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Lowe Alpine Altus 52-57 Pack Review

Part of an award winning series of packs, Rik Henderson brings us his Lowe Alpine Altus 52-57 pack review Lowe Alpine sent us their latest backpack, the Altus 52-57, an award-winning four-season pack that that claims to service several outdoor activities including mountaineering, ski touring and overnight trips. We tested it over the Easter bank …

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Walk The Coledale Round

Walk The Coledale Round

As Lakeland walks go, the Coledale Round is a biggie – a long walk over the high fells surrounding the glacial valley of Coledale, situated right at the heart of the north western fells. If it’s Wainwrights you are after then this is the walk for you. It’s considered a classic for a reason. There …

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Walk up Ingleborough from Clapham

Walk up Ingleborough from Clapham

Ingleborough is perhaps the most famed peak in the Yorkshire Dales thanks to its imposing profile, especially its north face. Its striking appearance is thanks to its unique geology; three distinct geological tiers give the fell a ‘layered’ appearance. This profile is perhaps the reason that the fell was once erroneously thought to the countries …

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